Disclaimer: Please allow me to step into the Bible namespace; not to sell you hopes and beliefs, but to welcome new/timeless insights into the nature of mind and reality.
CFAAE is about the art of discerning the voices inside of myself, to learn how to use words, to dis-cover the light that is our true nature.
We can believe and hope whatever we wish, but it takes some bravery to demystify our conceptual “me” and the experiential “I am”.
“Calm down, and learn that I am God!Psalm 46:10
All nations on earth will honor me.”
Without a certain loving effortless-effort our mind can easily be all over the place, busy being busy with “ya but”, always hungry for “next”.
“Ya but” has its function, but we need to be clear if it arises on behalf of me or I am.
I don’t want to waste this precious moment, right now.
Despite common-sense, nothing is more important than
k-now-ing the truth.
The truth is that which never changes;
it is not book-knowledge (educated darkness), it is not in time and space, it is more intimate than your belief in “me”.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.John 16:33
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart!
I have overcome the world.”
Thinking is an amazing tool!
But it is not a place to live in:
You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life.John 5:39-40
These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,
yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
“Me” is not a person appearing to our sense organs, our imagination. “Jesus” is not a sales pitch for future happiness, but a pointer to dis-cover our true nature, the gift of life.
Thinking is an amazing practical tool for daily living, but it is not a place to live in.
The instruction is too simple:
“Be still and know that I am God.”
In order to be still we need to relax our attention.
Unless we are in the company of truth-lovers our mind might be free-king-out when we try to become still.
It might be like opening a can of worms…
And our normal habitual response is to avoid uncomfortableness – this can of worms, this “I don’t like this”.
For me this is the symbology of Jesus hanging:
grounded in being,
not resisting appearances,
dying to the psychological/metal person we identify as.
It doesn’t sound very sexy, but it addresses the root of all misery on this beautiful earth. Our suffering is a misunderstanding, a collective hypnotism that can be remedied first in ourself; simply by being curious and open:
“Be like little children”…
“Ask and ye receive”…
God is love.1 John 4:16
Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
How to stay grounded,
how to think without sinking?
By being aware of Awareness itself…
By relaxing attention into its source.
“I am with you always” ❤️
We have the opportunity to learn freedom-questions, whereas the old “me” only knew knowledge-questions; a subtle, but huge difference.
Some gossip: The above photo I took while studying some courses in early childhood development, in Monterey, in the early 2000s.
It is beyond words.
This dimension of love and support is always at hand: being effortlessly aware of “Source” – Awareness, Consciousness, Christ – invisibly charges our batteries, inspires our thinking, synchronizes circumstances.
Please don’t simply believe, hope, wait (we did this already for too long) but dis-cover for your self, proof me wrong.
“Embrace with your heart what mind cannot understand.”
All words are concessions, only pointers.
Our true nature is always whole and complete…
the pathless-path, the feelingless-feeling is here and now.
“Once I was blind, now I can hear”… some humor helps (-;